More Avengers news from comic-con

More Avengers news from comic-con

At the Marvel panel in Hall H at comic-con Mark Ruffalo has been announced as the Hulk in the big screen adaptation of the Avengers. IGN reported the announcement from San Diego, Mark Ruffalo will be following the in path of Eric Bana and Edward Norton.

In other casting announcements for Avengers, director Joss Whedon has announced that Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) has been cast as Hawkeye. In an interview with  Whedon explained “I do think that I am putting together and extraordinary powerhouse cast and I’m just so excited to be in their presence and I hope they don’t kill each other, because that’d be weird,”.

Marvel has also revealed during their panel at comic-con the official logo for the Avengers film which you can see below.


Some big announcements from Marvel in San Diego, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner in Avengers seems a good casting choice, Ruffalo has delivered great performances in recent films such as ‘The Brothers Bloom’ and ‘Shutter Island’, his reserved demeanour and soft touch feels like a good fit for the Banner character as a flip side to the Hulk portion of his personality

Jeremy Renner has been rumoured for Hawkeye over the past month or so, it’ll be interesting to see how Whedon weaves the many characters for Avengers together to form a compelling story, but we’ll have to wait till 2012 to find out.

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